Cold Today with a Warm Up Later in the Week 2/10/14
Monday Weather Update
Greg Morgan – Chief Meteorologist
A cloudy, foggy and cold start to the day is expected for most. The fog and drizzle across the area is occurring in a sub-freezing environment, meaning a coating of ice is likely across much of the region. Since it was so warm on Sunday, many surface streets will have a hard time icing up. However, bridges and overpasses, where the cold air can attack from above and below the road surface will likely become slick through the day as highs remain below freezing. Northeast winds at 10-15mph will keep wind chill readings in the teens and 20’s today.
An upper level disturbance will approach the area tonight. Freezing rain and sleet are possible this evening. By 2 or 3 am Tuesday morning, the atmosphere will become cold enough to support snow as the upper trough moves over the area. This is a progressive system so it should pass through the area quickly. This will mean little to no accumulation of snow across West Texas. Highs will still be cold on Tuesday. Expect mid to upper 30’s for most.
Sunny skies and warmer temperatures will return to the area starting Wednesday. This will continue through much of the week. A few cold fronts will impact the area on Wednesday and Thursday but will do nothing more than shift the winds direction. It appears that the coldest air will stay well north of the area.